Search found 33 matches

by feldmarshal1
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Leashes, anyone? For our Safety
Replies: 10
Views: 17887

leash

I use a paddle leash attached to the boat bungees to the center of the paddle. Done this way you can drop your paddle in the water and if it floats away just pull it back. I would do this on all my boats because its just plain hard to recover a paddle in rough water or a good current. it also keeps ...
by feldmarshal1
Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: Hydrator
Replies: 4
Views: 9089

Hydrator

I don't use a hydrator for some reasons. don't like sucking on a tube and 2. the tube is hard to keep clean. You need to run bleach or another sterilizatopn chemical often through the tube to destroy bacteria if you use it often. I use the left over plastic soda bottles in all sizes. Rinse, sterile,...
by feldmarshal1
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: Alligators and Ospreys
Replies: 2
Views: 7269

critters

Thank you for the compliment. I try to remember all the time that gators just aren't petting zoo type of critters. And we got alot of critters - gators, moccasins, rattlers, coral snakes, brown recluse, fiddlebacks and of course the southern redneck highspeed angler. You should just observe and live...
by feldmarshal1
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Repairs, Cleaning & Maintainance
Topic: Repair Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 6936

Repair Kit

Not a question but more of an advisory - I always carry my repair kit with me on my AE expedition, somewhere; but I actually don't check it often enough. Because after my last outing I decided to inspect the kit and found that I must have pack it to were the rubber cement was squeezed out and had dr...
by feldmarshal1
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: Alligators and Ospreys
Replies: 2
Views: 7269

Alligators and Ospreys

being tired of sitting at home on my behind, and it being a beautifull day outside I decided to scout out a section of the Chattahoochee river I've never paddled before - The Hatchachubee Creek area. having driven 30 miles to hatchachubee creek park I launch out on to the river around 3:15 pm. I hea...
by feldmarshal1
Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Trips & Locations
Topic: Forked River, New Jersey & St. Lawrence River, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 6103

Like it!

I like the shots, keep it up!
Frank
feldmarshal1
by feldmarshal1
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Advanced Frame and Advanced Frame Sport
Topic: Where to store DoublePump w/ Gauge on 10/5 kayak?
Replies: 2
Views: 7202

replace the pump

Have had the same problem! I love the big double pump(black) to setup the boat, but don't loike hauling it around when I'm out paddling around. So I just bought a smaller double pump made by coleman at k-mart. It's only a third as large as the big one and I think it work better than the included foo...
by feldmarshal1
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 13525

Glad

Glad you finally got to try it out. I makes alot of difference I've found when having the wrong paddle. The right one will make you want to go farther. So now tell where you paddled! The Columbia, Green, Puyallup, nisqually or the Sound? Maybe an Orca or sealion swim with you? DO tell - it's part of...
by feldmarshal1
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Misc.
Topic: has anyone rigged a sail on one of these???
Replies: 18
Views: 31364

Sail idea

I've been working on the sail idea and realized one thing - don't use PVC piping for any of it. Yes it is strong but when it breaks - it shatters into sharp pieces that could puncture the hull. Just not a good Idea. Fiberglass, solid camping tent poles with metal connectors are better all around for...
by feldmarshal1
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Stories & Blogs
Topic: Lightening just isn't cool
Replies: 2
Views: 7086

Lightening just isn't cool

I spent sunday out on Lake Harding and was some 2.5 miles from my launch site when a stormed started brewing south of me. The weather here has been in the 100-105 in the shade, and 115+ in the sun, so with all the thunder coming from the south I figured it was time to set out for home. How did it go...
by feldmarshal1
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 13525

Glad for paddle

Glad you found a paddle you like. I finally got around to looking at the one I got from Kmart and it was a "SEASENSE", I use it as a backup and it did not cost over 30. Now I live in the Southeast, Just out of Columbus Georgia, on the Alabama side in SMITHS STATION. I Paddle the Chattahoohochee and ...
by feldmarshal1
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: newbie...coastal waters...lakes....Expedition or?
Replies: 6
Views: 12882

go with...

Go with the smaller AF. I have both and for what you sound like you're going to do the smaller 10.5 will do everything for the investment you will incur. By the backbone for it two and you won't be disappointed. On my 10.5 I carry 3 galls of water, 2 cameras, deck compass, extra PFD, food for a day,...
by feldmarshal1
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: has anyone rigged a sail on one of these???
Replies: 18
Views: 31364

Sail

I've an idea for a sail. the problem is mounting on a cloth and tube body. is it strong enough to withstand the weight/pressure generated by the wind.
Will let you know.

Feldmarshal1
by feldmarshal1
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Paddles
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 13525

paddle size

Greetings, I used to live in Puyallup, some days I miss it. With regards to paddles the K-mart has some that run in the high 20's that are really worth the money. My youngest daughter uses one and it works great for her. You might have to adjust your size/length due to the wider sides that the AFs h...
by feldmarshal1
Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Compare Models
Topic: af expedition vs innova safari
Replies: 1
Views: 6792

Ocean

I'll give you an answer within the month I hope. I planning a trip to Florida and will do the outer coast. So far with the inner coastal waters my expedition rides great in 4 foot swells. Telllmore more about the Innova safari, why more versatile? Whats the storage space and handling Like? Does it f...